Computational Medicine (Lecture)

Instructors: Potse Mark

Academic Programs: Master of Science in Informatics: Applied Mathematics and Computational Science

Workload: 3 ECTS


Biological systems are typically very complex. To understand such systems, sophisticated computer modeling techniques and high-performance computing resources are often necessary. To apply such techniques, researchers in medicine and biology rely on collaboration with computational scientists. The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of numerical applications in medicine and biology. The course offers an overview of the vast biomedical field and treats many of the important application domains of numerical science in biomedicine. Special attention is given to topics on which the ICS is at the forefront of scientific progress. Considered aspects will include: biology of the living cell; electrically active cells in the brain and in the heart; Ion channels; the Hodgkin-Huxley model and its offspring; various diagnostic strategies (EEG, ECG, ...); activation-contraction coupling in muscle; cardiac contraction; blood dynamics; bone mechanics; population dynamics; medical image processing

Computational Science

Use computers to simulate the world to answer «What would happen if ...»? More...

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